In today’s rapidly evolving technology society changes are too frequent for us to be able to keep up with continuously increasing knowledge and skills requirements. One single person cannot obtain, not to mention retain, even a fraction of all the knowledge currently available in our world. Instead, we need to learn how to efficiently connect separate pieces of knowledge – both within and outside of ourselves – and build knowledge relationships. These relationships should be built between people, but also between pockets of knowledge.
We truly live in a connected world, and it is not only the machines we use that are connected. We also have an amazing collective knowledge-base, the power of which we must learn to harness by creating connections, both concrete and abstract.
Knowledge does not exist in isolation anymore. We can increase our individual knowledge and also contribute to our collective knowledge by better understanding how to forge knowledge connections. Rather than trying to learn and know everything ourselves, we can get access to the knowledge we need by creating relationships, and transferring knowledge out of the learned context to apply it in new situations.
Part of learning to construct knowledge networks is understanding the varied sources of knowledge that are available to us, and how we need to use them differently to become modern Renaissance testers. In this workshop, we will work in smaller groups to map out our knowledge networks, fill in any gaps, and extend this base into new realms.